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The National Monument

Cork’s National Monument at the Grand Parade was erected in 1906 due to the fundraising of the Cork Young Ireland Society. The sculptor was John Francis Davis. The monument commemorates great Irish patriots, particularly those involved in the risings of 1798 and 1803 (United Irishmen and Robert Emmet), 1848 (Young Irelanders) and 1867 (Fenians). Several  lists of patriots’ names are recorded on the monument and the 5 statues are: Mother Erin, Wolfe Tone (Leader of 1798 Read more [...]

Cork Famine Group

The Cork City and County Famine Group was formed to raise awareness of the effects of the Famine in the City and County.  In addition our aim is to engender a sense of interest in Carr's Hill Famine Graveyard (All Saints Famine Cemetery' to give it its correct title) by the County and City Councils together with Saint Finbarr’s Hospital, into the restoration and rejuvenation of the site.    We also feel it is most important to join in the National Commemoration of Read more [...]

Boxer Mick Leahy

British Middleweight title   Mick Leahy   1935-2010   Boxer and Corkman Mick Leahy, battled his biggest foe of all - Alzheimers for many years. He died 2010-01-05. the Ex-Boxer's Association members attended a memorial Mass on Saturday 23rd April 2010 in SS Peter and Paul’s Church at 1230 and from they went to Bishop Lucey Park to place a wreath under the Mick Leahy plaque.  His ambition had begun back in Ireland when he and a friend Read more [...]